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The Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

at the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
in the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Solemn Benediction at the Sacred Heart

Fr Dominic was very pleased to find this old postcard of Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in our church, recently. Judging by the ladies' hats, this photo was taken in the last years of the nineteenth century or perhaps in the early Edwardian era. The old...

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Benediction on Christmas Day

Venite adoremus Dominum! It is the custom of the English Oratories, to conclude the Christmas Day celebrations with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. About 35 people turned out at 5pm for this short but beautiful act of adoration of our Our Lord in the Sacrament...

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Christmas Message from the Oratory Fathers & Brothers

Dear Friends, We have come round again to the great feast of Christmas, in which we celebrate God's saving entrance into human history in the Incarnation of his Son, Jesus. "While all things were in quiet silence and night was in the midst of her swift course; thine...

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Merry Christmas from 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given … and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace Merry Christmas from our entire team at 40 Days for Life! A single event in a small, insignificant town more than...

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Christmas on the Street

Richmond Hill has thousands of people going up and down each day, and even more now for Christmas shopping, and visiting the Christmas Market immediately below us in The Square - all of whom can view this tender Nativity Scene, nestled in an alcove of the Under-croft,...

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Feast Day – Blessed Antony Grassi, Priest of the Oratory

Painting by Brother Francisco, of the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation Introduction On December 15th, the Congregation of the Oratory remembers Blessed Antony Grassi of the  (now extinct) Oratory at Fermo in the Marche region of Italy. Born in 1592, Antony grew up in...

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A new Oratorian Bishop

On the 4th December, the Holy Father appointed Fr Mario Aviles, a member of the Pharr Oratory, auxiliary Bishop of Brownsville (Texas, USA). Fr Mario is currently Procurator General of the Confederation, and as such, has responsibility for all...

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A Roaring Trade after 10:30 Mass

Parishioners were invited to "Grab a Bargain" in the Hall after the 10.30 am Mass.  This is just what they did at the church shop £1 stall.   There were many religious and devotional items to choose from and at times it resembled a Harrods sale !! We...

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